We have finally settled on the Orthodox parish from which we will broadcast live Divine Liturgies. It is Christ the Savior Orthodox Church (OCA) in the heart of Chicago. The building is absolutely gorgeous (not that this matters for radio), the choir is excellent, the acoustics are wonderful, and Fr. John Baker is eager and excited to make this happen.
Here is a picture of the outside of the church:
And here is the interior:
This parish just made all the sense in the world. We are only 50 miles from Chicago, so it's close enough for us to monitor the setup and the broadcasts; this is my former home parish, and so I know Fr. John very, very well; it has the funds needed for all of the equipment (we're splitting the costs with them); and did I mention that choir?
If we're going to do this thing, we're going to do it right, and Christ the Savior Orthodox Church understands that and agrees. All that's left now is to purchase and install the equipment. Stay tuned here for more updates. As you may be able to tell, I'm just a little excited about this development.